‘Narrator of IS video featuring Dhaka attackers is Tahmid Safi’

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Dhaka, Oct 3 (IANS) The Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Monday identified the narrator of the video that was released recently by the Islamic State (IS) militant group featuring five Dhaka attackers as Tahmid Rahman Safi

“We confirmed the voice of the narrator through voice recognition software,” the Daily Star news quoted Counter Terrorism Unit Chief Monirul Islam as saying.

Thirty-year-old Tahmid Safi is the son of former Election Commissioner and Home Secretary late Safiur Rahman.

On July 1, gunmen belonging to the IS, killed 20 hostages — mostly foreigners — in a restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone. Two police officers were also killed during the 12-hour-long siege.



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